July 4th

Need a Last-Minute July 4th Party Idea?

Happy 4th of July! By now all of your party prep should be done: Hamburgers are ready for the grill, the beers in chilling and the sparklers are ready to be lit. But if you’re looking for a cute and quick way to both decorateand entertain, look no further: DIY flag-inspired food platters!

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Top 10 Most Patriotic Recipes

With the approach of the most patriotic holiday of the year (not to mention, celebrating the American World Cup soccer team), now is the time to crank up that American spirit and host a Fourth of July party that is sure to be remembered. Sick of the old burger-and-hotdog? We’ve compiled our 10 most patriotic recipes, from main dishes to drinks, and red-white-and-blue to the straight-up American classics!


1. Spicy Cheddar Burgers with Chunky Blue Cheese Aioli

These burgers hit all the right notes, with just the right amount of heat, creaminess and meaty flavor. We smell America!


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Red, White and Blue Desserts

Make your summer desserts equal parts patriotic and delicious with three of our favorite red, white and blue sweet treats ranked from easy-breezy to a little more effort.

Berries & Cream Cones

Berries & Cream Cones

These colorful cones topped with homemade lemon cream and berries and have surprising secret–they’re lined with chocolate! Store them upright in skinny shot glasses or champagne flutes until you’re ready to eat them.

Berry Tiramisu

Berry Tiramisu

This berry delicious treat is the perfect canvas for you to be creative with colored berries. Randomly distribute strawberries, blackberries and blueberries for a colorful abstract topping. Or get creative and arrange the fruit into stripes or an American flag design.


Berries and Cream Cheesecake

Berries and Cream Cheesecake

This cool, no-bake cheese is a show-stopping dessert everyone will love. Save time by making it a day in advance. If you manage to have any leftovers, skewer them up with fruit and grill as a creative grilled dessert kebab.


More Fourth of July Fun:

DIY Foodie Flag Arrangements

Rachael’s Fave Outdoor Patriotic Finds

4th of July Menus and Party Plans